Knit 2, purl 2 rib is one of the first stitch patterns most of us learned. First you knit, then you purl, and finally you combine them in the same row. What a sense of accomplishment! And even if you’ve knit more complicated and complex projects since, a simple rib with a beautiful yarn is very satisfying.
When The Fibre Company’s Canopy Worsted arrived, I knew I wanted to knit something to show off it gorgeous color and drape. Knit 2, purl 2 was just the thing!
Canopy Worsted is a new yarn for us. It’s a blend of baby alpaca, merino wool, and silk, that feels wonderful in the skein and even better once it’s knit. The fibers are blended before they’re kettle dyed, so there’s a beautiful, subtle color variation throughout each skein.
Knitting with Canopy Worsted was a pleasure and the finished cowl is soft, warm, and has beautiful drape.
CANOPY RIBBED COWL
One size. 14 inches tall and 38 inches in circumference.
The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted [50% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 20% viscose from bamboo, 100g / 200 yds]: 2 skeins, shown in macaw.
24-inch US 8 circular needle
stitch marker, tapestry needle
CO 160 sts. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Round 1: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.
Repeat round 1 for 14 inches or until two yards remain of second skein.
BO in pattern. Weave in ends.